The 100 prequel series officially cancelled
Potentially titled The 100: Second Dawn, it would've been set almost a 100 years before the central nuclear apocalypse.
The planned prequel series to hit post-apocalyptic drama The 100 is not moving forward at US network The CW.
With a working title of The 100: Second Dawn, it was first introduced in a backdoor pilot during the show’s final season and greenlit soon after.
As with this episode, the prequel would’ve been set 97 years prior to the events of the original series before a catastrophic nuclear event destroyed almost all life on earth.
It was given a premiere date of May 2020 but was then pushed back indefinitely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Creator and showrunner of The 100 Jason Clarke previously revealed that he would like the prequel to have “Lost-style flashback episodes to pre-apocalypse times” and that he had “a plan to get the characters up to space at some point.”
“Clarke’s (Eliza Taylor) great, great, great grandparents are up there on the Ark,” he continued. “Same with Bellamy (Bob Morley), Raven (Lindsey Morgan) and all the characters.”
“I have a plan to get us up there and meet the ancestors. If we’re lucky enough to tell that story, we’ll meet Great Great Grandpappy Blake.”
Iola Evans, Adain Bradley and Leo Howard, who featured in the backdoor pilot, were set to star but all of their contracts have now expired.
It’s currently unclear whether Clarke is shopping Second Dawn to other networks or streaming services like Netflix.